Genealogy Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking for some genealogy-related volunteer opportunities? Something that the kids might enjoy doing too? Why not volunteer a few minutes, or a few hours helping out a cause that will benefit the genealogy community. Check out these great causes below. Most of them will be happy for as little as five minutes of your time. Do you know of others? Use our “Submissions” tab to let us know!

Indexing & Transcribing

Family Search Indexing

Ancestry World Archives Project

Billion Graves – Transcribing tombstone photos

CSI Crowd Sourced Indexing – Help smaller groups index their records

Europeana Transcribathon –  Transcribe World War 1 Love Letters

Huntington Library Index US Civil War messages and codes from the United States Military Telegraph

Measuring the ANZACs – Do your part to help transcribe first-hand accounts of New Zealeanders from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps circa World War I.

National Archives Citizen Archivist – Documents from the US National Archives

Newberry Library – Help unlock the mysteries of ancient religious texts by helping to transcribe.

Operation War Diary – Transcribe the diaries of British soldiers on the Western Front during World War I.

Smithsonian Digital Transcription – Transcribe documents for the Smithsonian Institute

World Memory Project – US Holocaust Memorial Museum documents


Online (other than Indexing)

Billion Graves

Books We Own

Canada GenWeb

Family History Center


Genealogy Karma

Genealogy Trails History Group

Genuki – UK & Ireland Genealogy

Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives
Volunteer headstone transcribing needed.

Irish Registry of Deeds Indexing Project

New York Genealogical & Biographical Society     
There are many, many volunteer opportunities available.
From Anywhere:
     On-site presence required:

  • Proofreading
  • Digital Quality Control
  • Document Scanning
  • Document Integration and Uploading
  • Digital Project Leaders
  • Digital Project Assistants

NYPL Map Warper – help rectify maps

Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness


US State Historical Societies & Museums

US State Genealogical Societies

Your local Genealogy society library

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